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Mark Earth Day 1999 by Recycling

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Take a quick glance around your office. If you're like most people, your eyes will fall on paper, lots of it. Some is stacked on your desk or side table, including memos, old mail, letters and reports you probably haven't looked at in a year. Even more paper is stashed away in file cabinets, entombed, for all practical purposes, never again to see the light of day.


Face it, most of the paper you stored, or put aside hoping to read again one day is essentially useless by now. Worse, it prevents you from finding the truly useful documents you may need, but can't find because of the office "landfill" you've created.

For Earth Day 1999 on Friday, Apr. 23, help yourself to a cleaner office and more space; help NIH by recycling your white office and mixed paper and minimizing the waste sent to the landfill.

How? By simply cleaning out your files. Use the day to recycle papers such as: committee minutes from 1982, the staff phone listings from 1991 or the Spring 1995 NIH Phone Book. Office paper is among the most valuable used paper because it can easily be converted into new paper products.

On campus, you can put all the discarded paper into your recycling containers or boxes marked "recycle" and leave in your hall for pickup. Put white office paper in one box and mixed paper (newspapers, magazines, envelopes, colored paper, manila folders) in separate boxes.

For more information, check NIH's Earth Day Web page:

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